Asian Stocks Decline as Investors Await Chinese Manufacturing Data

TODAY: Aug. 3, 2015 PUB DATE: Aug. 3, 2015

Asia shares dropped Monday amid jitters about upcoming Chinese manufacturing data and the continued declines in commodity prices. The Shanghai Composite opened 1.3% lower at 3614.99, while the smaller Shenzhen Composite traded down 1.5% at 2079.13. The small-cap ChiNext board ...

Asian Stocks Decline as Investors Await Chinese Manufacturing Data

TODAY: Aug. 3, 2015 PUB DATE: Aug. 3, 2015

By Chao Deng Asia shares dropped Monday amid jitters about upcoming Chinese manufacturing data and the continued declines in commodity prices. The Nikkei Stock Average was down 0.3%, Australia's S&P; ASX 200 lost 0.2% and South Korea's Kospi was down ...

Canada's Leader Triggers Start of Election Campaign

TODAY: Aug. 3, 2015 PUB DATE: Aug. 3, 2015

OTTAWA?Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper ordered the country's Parliament to be dissolved, kicking off an extended election campaign in which the Conservative leader will vie for a fourth term amid a deteriorating economy. The move, announced Sunday, doesn't alter the ...

Shire Gains New Pinkeye Treatment With Deal For Eye-Drug Firm

TODAY: Aug. 3, 2015 PUB DATE: Aug. 3, 2015

(FROM THE WALL STREET JOURNAL 8/3/15) By Jonathan D. Rockoff Shire PLC has agreed to buy a privately held eye-drug company for $300 million in a deal that would add another promising ophthalmology treatment to a new line of business. ...

Sydney House Prices Gain by Fastest in Over a Decade

TODAY: Aug. 3, 2015 PUB DATE: Aug. 3, 2015

By James Glynn SYDNEY--Sydney house prices grew at their fastest annual pace in nearly 13 years in July, highlighting the huge task ahead for Australia's bank regulator to rein in the boom that threatens to destabilize the country's already-fragile economy ...

China Caixin Manufacturing PMI Falls to Two-Year Low in July

TODAY: Aug. 3, 2015 PUB DATE: Aug. 3, 2015

BEIJING--The Caixin China manufacturing purchasing managers' index, a gauge of nationwide manufacturing activity, fell to a two-year low of 47.8 in July, compared with 49.4 in June, Caixin Media Co. and research firm Markit said Monday. A reading below 50 ...

Imports of Digital Goods Face Test

TODAY: Aug. 3, 2015 PUB DATE: Aug. 3, 2015

By Brent Kendall The clash over protecting a free-flowing Internet while also fighting online piracy has shifted to an unlikely and largely unknown setting: a legal battle about teeth-alignment devices at a federal trade body. A U.S. appeals court this ...

Indonesia Nikkei PMI at 47.3 in July Vs 47.8 in June

TODAY: Aug. 3, 2015 PUB DATE: Aug. 3, 2015

By I Made Sentana JAKARTA--The Nikkei Indonesia Manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index slid to 47.3 in July from 47.8 in June, showing a further deterioration in the country's manufacturing business conditions. The reading had been released as the HSBC Indonesia Manufacturing ...

Asian Stocks Decline as Investors Await Chinese Manufacturing Data

TODAY: Aug. 3, 2015 PUB DATE: Aug. 3, 2015

By Chao Deng Asia shares dropped Monday amid jitters about upcoming Chinese manufacturing data and the continued declines in commodity prices. The Shanghai Composite opened 1.3% lower at 3614.99, while the smaller Shenzhen Composite traded down 1.5% at 2079.13. The ...

Malaysia Manufacturing PMI Edges Up to 47.7 in July

TODAY: Aug. 3, 2015 PUB DATE: Aug. 3, 2015

By Jason Ng KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia--Malaysian manufacturing activity contracted in July as new orders fell sharply, leading to further decline in both production and employment, according to a private survey by Nikkei and research firm Markit. The Nikkei manufacturing purchasing ...

Asia Stocks Decline as Chinese Manufacturing Data Weakens

TODAY: Aug. 3, 2015 PUB DATE: Aug. 3, 2015

By Chao Deng Asia shares dropped Monday amid jitters about weakening Chinese manufacturing data and the continued declines in commodity prices. The Shanghai Composite slipped 2%, while the smaller Shenzhen Composite traded down 1.8%. The small-cap ChiNext board declined 3.3%. ...

China Manufacturing Slips in July

TODAY: Aug. 3, 2015 PUB DATE: Aug. 3, 2015

BEIJING?A gauge of China's factory activity slipped in July, pointing to further sluggishness in the key manufacturing sector of the world's second-largest economy. Analysts said the relatively weak reading in the official China Manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index reflected a continuing ...

Dollar Tad Higher Against Yen, Euro Amid Lack of Fresh Cues

TODAY: Aug. 3, 2015 PUB DATE: Aug. 3, 2015

By Hiroyuki Kachi The dollar was slightly higher against the yen and the euro during Asia trade Monday, with a lack of fresh trading cues leaving investors with little reason to make any major moves. Around 0250 GMT, the greenback ...

China Manufacturing Gauge Slides to Two-Year Low in July

TODAY: Aug. 3, 2015 PUB DATE: Aug. 3, 2015

By William Kazer BEIJING--China got another dose of bad news about its already-weak manufacturing sector on Monday, as a final measure of factory activity in July slumped to a two-year low. The Caixin China manufacturing purchasing managers index, a gauge ...

Asia Stocks Decline as China Manufacturing Data Weakens

TODAY: Aug. 3, 2015 PUB DATE: Aug. 3, 2015

By Chao Deng Asia shares dropped Monday amid jitters about weakening Chinese manufacturing data and the continued declines in commodity prices. The Shanghai Composite slipped 1.1% to 3622.63, while the smaller Shenzhen Composite traded down 1.4% at 2080.78. Hong Kong's ...

Canada's Triggers Start of Election Campaign--Update

TODAY: Aug. 3, 2015 PUB DATE: Aug. 2, 2015

By Paul Vieira OTTAWA--Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper ordered the country's Parliament to be dissolved, kicking off an extended election campaign in which the Conservative leader will vie for a fourth term amid a deteriorating economy. The move, announced Sunday, ...

Canadian Election Set for Oct. 19 -- Update

TODAY: Aug. 3, 2015 PUB DATE: Aug. 2, 2015

By Paul Vieira OTTAWA--Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper on Sunday launched an election campaign that will see the Conservative leader seek a fourth consecutive mandate on Oct. 19 amid a backdrop of deteriorating economic conditions and voter fatigue. Mr. Harper ...